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Updated on December 10, 2014



A saying by Washington Irving goes like this – “There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” Woman is seen in various roles, those of a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother ; each being a different phase of her life, wherein she selflessly fulfills her duties towards betterment of her family & the society, and exudes affection for her near and dear ones. Lately, her role in shaping a society and a country has undergone a phenomenal transition. The master of home-making is now a key player in shaping the society for common good.

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru once said- “You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of women.” And this can be best explained in the Indian context. Modern women like Michelle Obama, Angela Merkel, J.K. Rowling, Steffi Graf, etc. have been making waves across the globe for quite some time now. However, the contribution of modern Indian woman has come a long way in improving the face of the Indian society. The modern Indian woman is passionate about the work she does, and is fearless in exploring new dimensions in her life.

Modern women, especially in India, are outshining their male counterparts in all spheres; be it politics, sports, literature, space voyages, science, technology, or culture. India boasts of women like Sushma Swaraj, Pratibha Patil, Kalpana Chawla, Saina Nehwal, Krishna Poonia, Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Narayan, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, and many more. These women have not only dared to set foot on domains hitherto dominated by men, but have also proved their mettle. These women, by their dedication, fearlessness, passion towards achieving the best, and their modern outlook have forced the world to sit up and take notice. They have shown that the society needs a radical change from its age-old superstition- ridden nature, and by their efforts they have succeeded in doing the needful.

Not only in India, but throughout the world, lately, women achievers in all walks of life have changed the face of the society for good, and made the whole world realize that the fairer sex is no longer the weaker one. Other than famous women personalities, ordinary women of today are also increasingly contributing in making the society a more evolved and civilized one. The modern woman has a broad outlook. She is fearless, intelligent, daring, enterprising, passionate, and very well aware of her priorities. She is no longer confined to being the coy damsel in distress, whose “only duty” is to stay at home and look after her family even at the cost of her own rights.

The woman of today is the multi-tasking career woman, who juggles her homemaking skills as well as her boardroom skills with utmost ease. She is aware of her rights as well as her duties, she does not compromise.

This role of the modern woman has taken the society to new highs. The modern society is open to the equality of genders. It now recognizes and appreciates the significant contribution of women towards its betterment, and gives them their much deserved respect. The more evolved and civilized modern society with its broad outlook is the outcome of the hard labour of modern women so that both the sexes are now at par.


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